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A collection of TED Talks (and more) on the topic of botany.
Video playlists about Botany
8 talks •
What is nature? Follow the camera's eye to many stunning places on the planet -- from the African veldt to the Amazon rainforest to the teeming world under the Arctic ice.
Insects are awesome!
11 talks •
Bugs are one of nature's wonders. These insect-obsessed speakers talks about how ants form societies, how bees pollinate flowers, and how termites can be quite ... tasty.
12 talks •
Green, leafy, often delicious: Plants are all around us and make the ecosystem work. Hear from gardeners, vegetarians, designers and conservationists on the wonderful world of plants and vegetables.
Grow your own stuff
7 talks •
You’ve heard of ‘do it yourself,’ but what about ‘grow it yourself?’ Enjoy these quirky talks full of possibilities.
See all 5 playlists on Botany
Talks about Botany
How trees talk to each other
How to grow a forest in your backyard
This computer will grow your food in the future
How I turned a deadly plant into a thriving business
How we can make crops survive without water
The emergent patterns of climate change
Ecology from the air
A simple solution to the coming phosphorus crisis
Why bees are disappearing
How we can eat our landscapes
Every city needs healthy honey bees
The beautiful tricks of flowers
The hidden beauty of pollination
The roots of plant intelligence
Every pollen grain has a story